One of my favorite exercise accessories to wear has been a fitness band, specifically a fitbit. It helps me lose many pounds because it kept me on track for getting the 10 000 steps I needed daily. Another bonus of wearing the fitbit is that it collects data. Lots of data.
In fact, did you know that the Fitbit people have collected 16 billion tidbits of data. That's 16 billion nights of Sleep from customers. Pretty amazing. So what is some of the data that they have gathered?
- Women sleep 25 minutes more than men at night
- Women get an average of 6 hrs 50 minutes vs Men who who get an average of 6 hrs 26 mintues of sleep every night. By the way, the recommended amount is 8 hours (now i don't feel so bad)
- 40% of women have trouble falling asleep
- The amount of deep sleep we get every night decreases with age
- The average american goes to bed at 11:41 pm every night
- People who live in Las Vegas have the least variation in what time they go to bed. People who lived in Boston have the most variation in bedtimes. This is very important data because the data shows a link between bedtime consistency and sleep quality.The more your bedtime varies, the more your quality of sleep is affected.
Lots of cool data that will help us uncover even more information about sleep cycles and how we sleep. If you are having trouble sleeping, consider wearing a fitbit to bed. Its way easier and more convenient than going to a sleep study.
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